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FidoNet /n./ A worldwide hobbyist network of personal
computers which exchanges mail, discussion groups, and files.
Founded in 1984 and originally consisting only of IBM PCs and
compatibles, FidoNet now includes such diverse machines as Apple
][s, Ataris, Amigas, and Unix systems. FidoNet has grown rapidly
and in early 1996 has approximately 38000 nodes.
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